Poll Finds Alaska Legalization Initiative Holds Very Narrow Lead

By: Wednesday May 14, 2014 12:35 pm

The battle for marijuana legalization in Alaska could be close this November. In their first poll using actual language from the measure that will appear on the ballot, Public Policy Polling found only a narrow plurality of voters back the initiative. The poll found 48 percent plan to vote yes on legalization while 45 percent [...]

UPDATED: Map of States Where a Majority Support Marijuana Legalization

By: Wednesday May 14, 2014 9:00 am

In just the past two months there have been so many new positive state polls regarding marijuana legalization I’ve needed to update my map. At this point there are now 23 states plus the District of Columbia where at least one publicly released poll found majority support for legalizing cannabis. I suspect a majority of [...]

The Two Words That Make All the Difference in Marijuana Polling

By: Monday May 12, 2014 10:30 am

New Mexico provides a good example of how important the specific phrasing is for marijuana polling results. Pointing out that a proposal to legalize marijuana would also “regulate” and “tax” it dramatically increases support. The Albuquerque Journal used Research & Polling Inc. of Albuquerque NM to ask the very basic question: “Do you think the [...]

Connecticut Is Latest State Where a Majority Back Marijuana Legalization

By: Monday May 12, 2014 7:31 am

The number of states where a majority now support ending marijuana prohibition continues to grow almost by the week. The latest addition to the list is Connecticut. A new Quinnipiac poll found that 52 percent of Connecticut voters support allowing adults to possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use. Only 45 percent of voters [...]

Majority of Voters in Oregon Back Legalization

By: Friday May 9, 2014 7:11 am

While a legalization initiative narrowly failed in Oregon back in 2012 new polling shows a majority of voters in the state back legalization this cycle. According to a survey by DHM Research for Oregon Public Radio, 53 percent of voters in Oregon would support legalizing marijuana for adults age 21 and older. Only 38 percent of [...]

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